Thursday, April 7, 2011

Macho Macho Duck

I am totally going to age myself in this post without meaning to of course..
We have a council stereo which we inherited from my husband's grandparents complete with an 8 track and a turntable. It really deserves it's own post as it still functions and maybe I will do that in the future but this post is about:

Circa 1979 - anyone else have this Disney classic?
Remember it from your childhood?




I kinda thought so.......
My daughter decides tonight that we are gonna get the turn table to work,

"Mom, can I take the CD out of the case?" (she asked this repeatedly even though it was 10x the size of any CD, she just didn't know what else to call it - I love giving Old School Lessons!)

After explaining to her what an album and a record is and that we don't use our record player "like the DJ's do", I actually got the record to play. It was really odd remembering how to get to the next song on the thing, what a pain it was (I was good at it back then, I even recorded certain songs onto my cassette player) and that we put up with it because that's all there was and if you were lucky enough to have a decent stero you had to be careful with it.
And the needles...let's not talk about needles!

So we danced to Macho Macho Duck and Disco Mickey Mouse having a grand old time! I wanted her to hear THE song, the Disney song that gets stuck in your head when you hear it whether you are at the park or you hear it in your head. This version was not recognizable to me at first and I kept counting the lines on the record to make sure I was on #4. The beginning really sounds like "C.H.I.P.s" to me (take a listen and see if you don't agree!) and I had no idea I was on the right song. I guess I forgot it's the DISCO version!

This album really brings back childhood memories for me, singing it with my sister and our Mickey Mouse guitar (oh how I loved that guitar, if only I still had our cassette recording of our version of the Mickey Mouse Club song which included the likes of Andy Gibb and Barbara Streisand) and I hope to be able to provide those lasting memories for my kids as well. I showed them how to disco with their fingers - which is really all I know besides the arm roll. I think I learned The Hustle but I must have been too young for it to stick. There that made me feel a little younger there for a sec...NOT!

(I keep talking about planning a trip later in the year.) Keep on dancin' !

Have a great Thursday!


RoryBore said...

I used to love Macho Duck! Course, it will be stuck in my head all day now. LOL Great trip down memory lane.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I'm SO glad I'm not the only one! I was hoping to provide a memory for someone else :)

Anne said...

I remember the Mickey Mouse club.. Anette Funicello.. and wasn't there a Danny? I remember the song M.I.C.(see you real soon).K.E.Y (why because we like you)... M.O.U.S.E!!! What sweet innocent t.v. they had back then!

MamaMonki said...

We totally had that album too!! Oh my goodness I miss my record player. Horrible sound quality compared to to today - but there was just something about it.

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Gilda said...

Oh my god, I totally remember this record. I had it!!!! I love it. We are going to Disney in May, can't wait.